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What is the easiest way to determine if the volume of a solid should be found by using disks, shells, or washers?
There is no one-size-fits-all guidance here. It depends on the function/functions that bound the region being revolved. The disk and washer methods are essentially the same, with the washer method being used if the typical volume element is a disk with a hole in it.What is the easiest way to determine if the volume of a solid should be found by using disks, shells, or washers?